A MOTORIST left the scene after knocking a 15 year old boy of his bike.

Blackburn magistrates heard the victim spent three days in hospital after the collision in which he suffered facial injuries including a fractured eye socket.

And the normally active teenager was told he would have to refrain from physical activity for six months.

Asad Khan, 30, of Queens Park Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty t driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after a road accident, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 100 hours unpaid work and 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to pay £500 compensation to the boy, £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge. He was banned from driving for two years.

Peter Kelly, prosecuting, said the boy was riding his bike on Whalley New Road, Blackburn, when he was hit by a car. He was thrown onto a parked car causing a large dent in the bonnet of that vehicle. Witnesses reported the car driving away.

The boys father told police his son had spent three days in Manchester Childrens Hospital having suffered multiple facial fractures including his eye socket.

In a statement made nearly two months after the incident he said his son still woke up in the night in pain.

Police inquiries led to Khan who admitted he had been the driver. He said he had been doing about 25 mph when he hit the cyclist. He claimed he stopped and went to check on the cyclist and called the ambulance before leaving.

“He accepted he had no insurance and said he had decided to take a risk and drive the vehicle to make a few deliveries,” said Mr Kelly. “He had a previous conviction for drug driving in 2013 but the fact he left the scene on this occasion prevented any inquiries into his fitness to drive.”

The court was told Khan was on prison licence at the time of the incident having been released in February 2019 having served part of a sentence for Class A drug offences.

Michael Alexander, defending, said thankfully the young person who had suffered serious injuries had made a full recovery. He said his client had a momentary lapse of concentration and had then panicked because he was on prison licence.

“He has a number of business interests including a takeaway, clothing and a stock market business and is clearly an intelligent young man,” he added.